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· August, 2015

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2015

Tajikistan Cracks Down on Pop Idol Traffic Rule Breakers

"Like many ex-Soviet cities, Dushanbe has a driving culture straight out of a Fast and Furious movie. Potholed roads encourage swerving at speed."

Kyrgyz Rappers Trash Bribe-Takers in Hip-Hop News Segment

"There are no clean people on this old stage."

Gülen Schools Get Flushed Out of Tajikistan

"Will Erdoğan end up destroying the key component of the Turkish soft power in Central Asia?"

A Fistful of Viral Video Stars from Central Asia

A bad rapper, a toddler conductor, a horse-loving President, football's most violent team and a man whose name is not Jimmy.

How a Kazakh Boy Grew Up to Be a Glam-Rock Opera Singer in the US

Timur Bekbosunov is a glam-rock opera singer from Kazakhstan, but he got his start in the US state of Kansas.

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